megaproject

noun

mega·​proj·​ect ˈme-gə-ˌprä-ˌjekt How to pronounce megaproject (audio)
-jikt,
 also  -ˌprō-
: a major project or undertaking (as in business or construction)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The megaproject could eventually cost $500 billion, and its construction is taking place north of the Red Sea in northwestern Saudi Arabia. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 12 Oct. 2022 Both of them have accepted generous donations from the charismatic megaproject at its center, the Mountain Valley Pipelines. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 23 Sep. 2022 Maryland transportation officials are aware of the risks of signing a multibillion-dollar contract on a megaproject amid pending litigation. Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said recently that many Chinese companies are already doing business in Neom, his flagship megaproject. Alan Crawford, Bloomberg.com, 5 Aug. 2022 The current paradigm for building nuclear reactors is a world of cost-overruns and megaproject nightmares, while newer ideas for smaller scale modular reactors have yet to be deployed at large scale. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 26 July 2022 Reviving a megaproject that has lain mostly dormant since September 2020 is no small feat. Washington Post, 25 May 2021 Most everyone agrees that with billions of dollars already allocated to the megaproject—by the U.S. and international partners—there is no turning back. Thomas Lewton, Scientific American, 13 Apr. 2022 But last year, the megaproject’s price tag was reevaluated to more than $3 billion for the first phase alone—roughly double the original estimate for the entire endeavor. Thomas Lewton, Scientific American, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of megaproject was in 1976

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“Megaproject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megaproject. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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